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Zadar Roman Forum Tours

Zadar Roman Forum
Near the Church of St. Donatus, in the city of Zadar, Croatia, you’ll find the remnants of an ancient Roman marketplace. Built between the 1st century BC and the 3rd century AD, the forum is one of the largest of its kind east of the Adriatic.

The Basics
The ruins of Zadar’s forum are not enclosed with gates or ticket booths. Walk freely among the remains of temples and colonnades, then head to the nearby Archeological Museum to see a model of the forum as it originally looked, as well a collection of ancient and medieval relics. To learn more about Zadar’s rich history, join a sightseeing tour of the city and visit other ancient sites, such as Petar Zoranic Square and the remains of the Church of Stomorica. 

Things to Know Before You Go
  • The Forum is a must-see for first time visitors to Zadar and for history buffs.
  • Entrance to Zadar’s Roman Forum is free.
  • Climb the bell tower of the Church of St. Donatus for a bird’s eye view of the Forum.

How to Get There
Zadar’s Roman Forum is located between the Church of St. Donatus and the waterfront, in the northern section of Old Town. The area is a car-free zone and can easily be reached by bus, taxi, or bike from most anywhere in the city. Limited parking can be found along the Old Town wall, but it is best to park outside the walls.

When to Get There
The Forum is a public area, open year-round, 24 hours a day. Summer is the most popular time to visit Zadar because the weather is mostly dry and hot. To avoid crowds, visit in May through early June or in September, when the weather is still pleasant enough to enjoy the beaches.

The Church of St. Donatus
The 9th century Byzantine-style Church of St. Donatus sits next to the forum’s ruins. The unique, circular-shaped building is one of Zadar’s few remaining pre-Romanesque structures, and you can tour the interior of the church for a small admission fee. The 360-degree views of Old Town from the top of the bell tower are spectacular.
Address: Zadar 23000, Croatia
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Zadar Walking Tour with Virtual Reality Experience

Zadar Walking Tour with Virtual Reality Experience

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This is not just a normal city sightseeing tour! This is unique opportunity to discover Zadar's history in a fun and innovative way. You will take a guided walk through Zadar's old town and visit 8 "must see" locations. In these locations you will take a look through VR glasses to relive more than 2000 years of Zadar's turbulent past. It is great since, instead of imagining how Zadar once looked, you will feel like you are being present at the historical moment. With VR glasses you will see attractive 360° virtual views, 3D objects, animations, sound effects meanwhile audio guide translated into 7 languages is explaining what you are seeing at the moment. Simple user interface allows the you to choose when to see the next point and you do not need advanced technological knowledge to manage the VR glasses. In any case, an assistant will be at your disposal throughout the tour. So don't wait any longer! Book a time travel tour to see important episode's of Zadar's history.
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  • 2 hours
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Zadar Small-Group Walking Tour

Zadar Small-Group Walking Tour

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Avoid the impersonal nature of big city tours and discover Zadar by foot on a small-group excursion, gaining intimate insight into the city’s cultural heritage with visits to landmarks including the Sea Organ and Church of St. Donatus, as well as liqueur and cheese tasting in the market. Benefit from the small-group size for a more personalized experience, and gain insider knowledge from your local guide.
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  • 2 hours
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Zadar City Tour 120min Walk

Zadar City Tour 120min Walk

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This 120 min Walking Tour shows the most important sites in the city and includes an entrance to the Permanent exhibition of religious art known as the Gold and Silver of Zadar. The Exhibition is situated in the Benedictine convent of St.Mary. The Exhibition is opened for visites 10 h – 13 h & 17 h – 19 h Sundays & Holidays 10h – 13h. Tickets are not included in the price of the tour. When the Permanent Exhibition is closed we visit other Museums. Your tour will be led by a local Croatian guide, with license, of course. The 120 min Tour is recommended to people who have a bigger interest for cultural heritage and want to hear a more detailed story about this old town, enriched with more historical and material facts. We walk 120 min rain or shine no matter what. Dress accordingly, shoulders and knees should be covered during our visit to the St.Mary’s convent, also bring an umbrella or a raincoat if needed.
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Zadar: The biggest Roman Forum built in Croatia and Virtual Reality experience

Zadar: The biggest Roman Forum built in Croatia and Virtual Reality experience

Visit ruins of ancient Roman Forum built 2.000 years ago and with Virtual Reality glasses discover how it looked in its glorious days.
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Zadar City Walking Tour

Zadar City Walking Tour

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Walks, talks and bits of domestic fingerfood. We want every guest in Zadar to experience "the thing" about Zadar and to feel the spark that this city ignites in every visitor.
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WALKING TOUR ZADAR: Top rated guide, Local products tastings, Private max. 5 pax

WALKING TOUR ZADAR: Top rated guide, Local products tastings, Private max. 5 pax

Zadar is a city with soul and irresistible charm that never left anyone indifferent. It has been capital of Dalmatia region for more than thousand years so it is full of interesting stories and historical monuments. Take a stroll through city's historical center, situated on a peninsula. Walk down Kalelarga, city's main street, said to be older than the city itself. Discover Roman ruins and the biggest Roman Forum in Croatia, built 2.000 years ago. Hear story about legendary bishop St. Donatus and its church that is the symbol of Zadar. See the largest cathedral in Dalmatia and learn more about St. Anastasia, city's patron saint. Find out why Zadar was the best fort-city in Venetian Republic and explore its defensive city walls, UNESCO site. Hear the story about Queen Elisabeth and glamorous chest made of 250 kg of silver. Visit beautiful sea promenade and find out fun facts about Monument to the sun and Sea Organ, modern installations that gained Zadar world wide popularity.
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Zadar City Tour 90min Walk

Zadar City Tour 90min Walk

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Pack your bags and begin your memorable Zadar City Tour now. Whether you want to discover ancient Zadar or take a picture in front of the Sea Organ, this Walking Tour of Zadar has something for you. We walk 90 min rain or shine no matter what. Dress accordingly, bring an umbrella or a raincoat if needed. We don't enter any Museum or Church. If you don’t join our Walking Tour in order to hear more about Roman architecture then you will surely join it because of the Venetian walls and bastions. Demand is high, and tours fill quickly, so book your ‘seat’ in the front row immediately! If you fall for the Sunset, join us in the afternoon tour. You will find out why some of the most famous people, like Alfred Hitchcock, said that Zadar has the most beautiful sunset in the world. Roman street net guides you through the city towards the Venetian masterpiece of defense. At last, a winged lion, symbol of Venice and St. Mark salutes you on your way out from the old core. The city has spoken…
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Rome vs. Venice - Zadar City Tour

Rome vs. Venice - Zadar City Tour

This 90-100 min Walking Tour introduces you to 2 big governments that determined the shape and appearance of Zadar today. Roman Empire and Venetian Republic. Their architecture, legacy and heritage outlived almost everything in this town. Roman heritage in Zadar will astonish you with its endurance and Venetian with firmness. We walk 90-100 min rain or shine no matter what. Dress accordingly, bring umbrella or a raincoat if needed. We don't enter any Museum or Church. But don’t think for a minute that we’ll skip other very important facts and living proofs of other Kingdoms, Unions, Monarchies and their governments. If we observe the city from the perspective of architecture, preserved monuments and the overall inherited image after the Romans, then, we must say that Venetian Republic isn’t far behind, at all. On the contrary, Venetian Republic is responsible for achieving the status of a city with UNESCO heritage from July 2017.
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes to 1 hour 40 minutes
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Zadar City Tour - Groups 90min Walk

Zadar City Tour - Groups 90min Walk

Zadar City Tour is an online tourist agency specialized in arranging walking tours. Our special interest are walking tours of Zadar with a professional tourist guide. We walk 90 min rain or shine no matter what. Dress accordingly, bring an umbrella or a raincoat if needed. We don't enter any Museum or Church. Whether you want to discover ancient Zadar or take a picture in front of the Sea Organ and Greeting to the Sun, the Zadar City Tour has something for you. Your Walking Tour will be led by a local Croatian expert, even more, a true fan of everything that stands for Zadar and its legacy! All tours are available in English, French, Italian and Croatian. Zadar City Tour is a brand that stands for a quality tour guides with license and experience in group and individual sightseeing of Zadar and its surroundings. All guides have a Croatian license which enables them to perform a job of a city guide and it’s visibly displayed all the time.
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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Zadar City Tour - Groups 120min Walk

Zadar City Tour - Groups 120min Walk

This 120 min Walking Tour shows the most important sites in the city and includes an entrance to the Permanent exhibition of religious art known as the Gold and Silver of Zadar. The Exhibition is situated in the Benedictine convent of St.Mary. The Exhibition is opened for visites 10 h – 13 h & 17 h – 19 h Sundays & Holidays 10h – 13h. When the Permanent Exhibition is closed we visit other Museums.Tickets are not included in the price of the tour. We walk 120 min rain or shine no matter what. Dress accordingly, shoulders and knees should be covered during our visit to the St.Mary’s convent, also bring an umbrella or a raincoat if needed. The 120 min Tour is recommended to people who have a bigger interest for cultural heritage and want to hear a more detailed story about this old town, enriched with more historical and material facts. Your tour will be led by a local Croatian guide, with license, of course.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$117.08
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Zadar City Tour - Rome vs.Venice Group Walk

Zadar City Tour - Rome vs.Venice Group Walk

This 90-100 min Walking Tour introduces you to 2 big governments that determined the shape and appearance of Zadar today. Roman Empire and Venetian Republic. Their architecture, legacy and heritage outlived almost everything in this town. Roman heritage in Zadar will astonish you with its endurance and Venetian with firmness. We walk 90-100 min rain or shine no matter what. Dress accordingly, bring umbrella or a raincoat if needed. We don't enter any Museum or Church. But don’t think for a minute that we’ll skip other very important facts and living proofs of other Kingdoms, Unions, Monarchies and their governments. If we observe the city from the perspective of architecture, preserved monuments and the overall inherited image after the Romans, then, we must say that Venetian Republic isn’t far behind, at all. On the contrary, Venetian Republic is responsible for achieving the status of a city with UNESCO heritage from July 2017.
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes to 1 hour 40 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$104.07
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Zadar Walking Tour - Ancient Meets Modern

Zadar Walking Tour - Ancient Meets Modern

Known for its far reaching history, it can be difficult to appreciate the many influences on Zadar’s architecture and culture on a self-led tour. Gain insight into the city’s Roman, medieval, and modern features as you stroll its streets with your guide, then relax as you absorb waterfront vistas with a complimentary coffee and sample of a traditional Dalmatian liqueur.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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